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09/24/13
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Video: $400,000 Lamborghini Splits In Half Following Collision In Brooklyn  The Lamborghini can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under three seconds and can reach a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

But as CBS 2′s Don Champion reported, the luxury car was no match for a Nissan making a turn. The video is downright cringe-worthy: a $400,000 car destroyed in a collision on a quiet Brooklyn Street. “It sounds like a big noise," witness Chaim Baluch told Champion.

Baluch lives at the end of Gaylord Drive in Mill Basin, where the accident happen on Saturday. Security cameras on a neighbor's home caught the moment the sedan collided with the Lamborghini. “We got lucky nobody was over here walking and that it was a holiday. Nobody got killed," Baluch told Champion. The collision sent the pricey car crashing into a tree. Another camera angle then shows the Lamborghini severing in half, which is a safety feature meant to help protect people inside the car. That safety feature may be the reason the driver was able to walk away from the crash, Champion reported. The violent crash left marks on the street.

"I looked at the cameras...and I was horrified," said Dr. Michael Yuryev.

He posted the surveillance video captured by the cameras at his parent's house.

Yuryev said it is proof of the speeding problem neighbors have been dealing with for years. Investigators said the brother of the Lamborghini's owner was behind the wheel at the time of the accident and was speeding. Yuryev and others said they hope the costly crash gets them action.

"We need to do something about it because I walk down that street, my family walks down that street," Yuryev told Champion.

"It's a big problem because there's no stop sign. From this street over there to there, no stop signs at all, all the way to the end," Baluch said.

No one was cited for the accident.

The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Following a request from CBS 2, the New York City Department of Transportation confirmed it will be looking into the history of the intersection where the accident happened.

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